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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 706,368 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 347,170 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 417,517 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 470,015 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 441,219 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 364,588 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 359,557 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 445,327 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 400,216 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 451,223 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 68,841 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 90,057 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 55,599 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 16,177 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 16,756 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 23,080 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 47,363 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 21,975 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 17,399 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 14,627 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 19,747 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 19,110 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 20,197 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 12,009 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 7,708 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 15,704 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,566 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 12,172 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 7,562 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 12,607 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,144 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 6,211 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 13,189 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 14,043 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 7,895 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,606 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 8,048 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,470 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 4,413 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 4,453 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,062 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 6,562 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 178,726 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 20,444 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 26,058 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,567 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,597 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,423 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,251 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,879 Premium Only